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By MMH Staff · September 7, 2016
The expanding growth of personalized selling strategies in B2B Commerce is causing companies to rethink their fulfillment practices, particularly in the areas of inventory management, order velocity, and the ability to meet order commitment dates.
By Roberto Michel · September 1, 2016
Warehouse management systems (WMS) are the main modes for inventory control and fulfillment management in DCs, but many legacy systems have been in service for 15 to 20 years or more and weren’t designed to accommodate e-commerce needs. Here’s what rises to the top of the list in today’s WMS decisions.
By Josh Bond · September 1, 2016
Exacting service levels have driven the convergence of software solutions from discrete functions to a more holistic platform. The success of each software package is no longer measured by performance in a given silo, but in the overall mission to achieve optimal customer satisfaction. Supply Chain Software Insight, Warehouse Management Software, WMS Advice
By Sara Pearson Specter · September 1, 2016
Retail distribution operations turn to automation and software to support handling practices that strengthen customer loyalty.
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By MMH Staff · August 31, 2016
A new study from Forrester Consulting, commissioned by NetSuite, found that many midmarket, B2B sellers say their ecommerce solutions have contributed to their growth in sales, new customer acquisitions and improved customer relationships.
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By MMH Staff · August 23, 2016
The rise of e-commerce and multi-channel fulfillment has caused distribution centers (DCs) to experience ever-growing numbers of stock-keeping units (SKUs) and more inventory turns, up to an average of nine in 2015.
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By MMH Staff · August 3, 2016
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By Bridget McCrea · August 1, 2016
As the lines between the large enterprise resource planning (ERP) providers and best-of-breed supply chain management applications continue to blur, the ERPs are now moving to create holistic, end-to-end “hubs” that incorporate multiple trading partners, providers and even customers. State of ERP 2016, Enterprise Resource Planning update 2016,
By Bob Trebilcock · July 1, 2016
Destination Maternity’s new facility brings together shuttles, mini-loads, a bomb-bay unit sorter and sophisticated software to drive a true omni-channel distribution environment.
By Roberto Michel · July 1, 2016
The “waveless” order fulfillment trend in warehouses is more than continuously releasing orders instead of batching work into waves—it’s an overall approach to metering and pacing the flow of work to optimize labor and equipment.
By MMH Staff · April 26, 2016
Robotic picking solution developed in collaboration with KUKA wins in the Intralogistics & Production Management category.
<p>Automation can support replenishment and pick productivity by increasing SKU accessibility throughout a facility.</p> By Josh Bond · June 1, 2015
As the pull of consumer demand replaces the push of the traditional supply chain, the replenishment function is being pulled in more than one direction. Following successes in pick optimization, the industry is turning its attention to reaping the benefits of refined replenishment.
By Josh Bond · January 1, 2015
Goods-to-person and made-to-order methodologies enable speedy assembly and fulfillment.
By Jason Gryszkowiec, managing director, retail and direct fulfillment, St. Onge Co. · September 11, 2014
As direct fulfillment volume grows, small adjustments can prevent bottlenecks and postpone large investments.
<p>Ed Frazelle</p> By Bob Trebilcock · September 1, 2014
Modern spends 60 seconds talking to Ed Frazelle about inventory strategy.

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